Resources and Services

Human Rights & Equity Services

Location:                        MacDonald Building, Dalhousie, 4th floor

Phone:                                (902) 494-6672




Human Rights & Equity Services (HRES) mission is to be a focal point, a resource and a leader in the development of a respectful, equitable, diverse and inclusive campus community. Our strategic framework outlines areas of focus along with guiding principles, strategic goals and priority initiatives, with four areas of focus: leading institutional change, building connections and capacity, managing cases and ensuring operational effectiveness.

HRES is responsible for administering the following University policies: the Employment Equity Policy; the Statement on Prohibited Discrimination; the Personal Harassment Policy; and the Sexualized Violence Policy. We liaise with the Office of the Vice-Provost, Student Affairs, regarding the Code of Student Conduct, and the Residence Code of Conduct; and with the Student Accessibility Centre, as needed, in relation to the Student Accommodation Policy; and Human Resources regarding the Accommodation Policy for Employees. Security Services is a key partner in supporting campus safety.

Other initiatives in Human Rights & Equity Services include education and training on topics such as anti-black racism, micro-aggressions, human rights, bystander intervention strategy, harassment awareness and prevention, prevention of sexualized violence, conflict resolution, and more. Workshops can be requested online via our website. HRES’s education team also coordinates a multitude of campus events and campaigns, including but not limited to, Mi’kmaq History Month, Pride Week, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence, Speak Truth to Power, etc.


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